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Also highly notable are the featurettes "Stories of Sunset Boulevard" and "Sunset Boulevard Becomes a Classic," because of their mixture of interviews with actors (Nancy Olson as "Betty Schaefer"), critics (Andrew Sarris), and Wilders biographer, Ed Sikov. "Stories" opens with the facts surrounding the films original opening and its cut script, namely the morgue scene in which the corpses speak to each other. It then proceeds to describe how the opening scene we know and love, namely Joe Gillis floating face down in the swimming pool, was made before waterproof cameras were the norm. Ed Sikovs commentary during the screening of the film, as well, is rich with details about Wilders directorial efforts. These insider notes and educational feauturettes inspire one to consider just how much consciously planned construction goes into a film that screens as a flawless story. --Trinie Dalton
I was expecting this to be a very bland Black & White film, but I was so wrong! Very original premise, and very well-developed characters!Published 28 days ago by Samuel
A truly great film. I have seen it many times, even when it first came out in the 1050's. Even as a young person I knew it was really something. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A Customer
This period film—made in mid-twentieth century—is a nearly flawless send-up of the whole Hollywood Industry: from its bloated star system to its unreasonable focus on a star's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diana Maria Nemi
What can you say about this movie? A Stone Classic. You know a movie is great when you don't even have to watch it half the time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SHOPAHOLIC
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I was looking up Sunset Boulevard on Blu Ray when I came upon this topic , I understand that it does have special features , and some further additions from the original 2002 edition! I really love this movie and cannot wait to see it eventually on Blu Ray ! I love the magnificent score ny... Read More
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When the thought was first kicked around, Stresand was supposed to play Norma. Liza would be the penultimate choice, however.
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Widescreen technology was started in theaters in 1953.
Anything before that is a square, fullscreen image.
Sunset Boulevard came out in 1950.
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